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It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

The film “Titanic” was incredibly successful. It won 11 Academy Awards and launched the careers of its leads, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. In order to make such an epic film, the producers had to spend a lot of money.

Specifically, it cost $200 million. Part of the cost of the film was building a partial replica of the ship itself. The movie actually cost more than the real Titanic.

In 1910-1912 when the Titanic was being built, it cost about $7.5 million. In 1997 dollars, when the movie was made, that would be about $120-$150 million.


Racecar is a Palindrome

A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of elements that has the same meaning read forward or backwards. The word itself comes from the Greek roots palin meaning “again” and dromos meaning “way” or “direction.”

Some examples of a palindrome would be the name “Hannah” or the word “madam.” The word “racecar” is also a palindrome. Forward or back, it still reads the same.


Most people are unable to laugh on command.

Laughter is an interesting thing—it’s part of a universal human language that all people understand. It’s such a natural response that we often don’t even realize we’re doing it. People have many different types of chuckles and many different reasons for their laughter.

One thing is common though—most people cannot laugh on command. If they do laugh, it is forced and often inauthentic. It will take a few minutes to come up with an actual laugh. This suggests that we can’t deliberately activate the brain’s mechanisms for affective expression.


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2% of Earth's people have red hair.

Red heads have it tough. They’re often referred to as “gingers” and let’s not even get started on their fair skin and tendency toward sunburn. Of course, their hair and freckles also makes them look exotic.

People with red hair are very much in the minority in the human population. They only make up 2% of the population. This percentage spikes to 12% in Ireland. Despite their small numbers, there have been many famous red heads throughout history.

These have included Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander the Great, and Isabella of Spain.


'Dreamt' is the ONLY WORD in the entire English language that ends in the letters 'mt'.

'Dreamt' is the ONLY WORD in the entire English language that ends in the letters 'mt'.

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